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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Soft Cam and damaged turbo
« Last Post by BigAl on December 17, 2018, 10:28:55 am »
Had it happen on my 2012 model. Didn't see the camshafts that were removed, but did see the turbo. The damage was pretty obvious, you could see the play in the bearing and impeller quite clearly. Looking back I consider it lucky that it happened at a fairly low mileage as it was sorted under warranty and I never had any engine issues after that.

Alan
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Soft Cam and damaged turbo
« Last Post by makitamark on December 15, 2018, 04:19:08 pm »
This was removed from my CX-5 last week.
This is certainly not 'normal wear and tear'
All that 'missing' metal killed my Turbo last year and it's just had a part Engine Rebuild.

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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Soft Cam and damaged turbo
« Last Post by Anchorman on December 15, 2018, 08:14:52 am »
I’ve seen photos of camshafts with excessive (premature) wear.  They did have a batch where the hardness treatment was not to standard and in my opinion this should be honoured by Mazda as long as there is evidence that the correct oil and service schedule has been met.

Turbo failure is a different matter and while it should be honoured in the case of damage from debris where the cam has deteriorated, there are several failure modes which stem from poor oil (incorrect grade or excessive mileage) to switching the engine off after hard driving. I can understand Mazda wanting lots of evidence and only making part payments on these.
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: Soft Cam and damaged turbo
« Last Post by makitamark on December 14, 2018, 08:38:18 pm »
Has anyone on this forum seen any evidence of these ‘soft’ Mazda Camshafts?
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Wheels & Tyres / Re: cx 5 spare wheel
« Last Post by andyb_ie on December 14, 2018, 04:51:53 pm »
Although a 2016 model, I ordered a 17" space saver online and ordered the Foam Inserts via Mazda. The foam wasn't very expensive. Mazda said I might need a new floor mat, the the tyre/wheel fitted fine. So just the foam was needed
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Steering/Suspension/Brakes / Front Suspension "creak" noise
« Last Post by andyb_ie on December 14, 2018, 04:33:43 pm »
Hello,

I've a 2016 CX-5, Manual, Platinum (SportNav in UK) 150PS. I've 40,00Km (25,000miles) and the front suspension creaks when going over a speed ramps, I'v noticed also going over road with tarmac missing or a man-hole cover, the car seems to skip from side to side. Could this be a shock absorber/bushing issue ?
Thanks in advance.
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Wheels & Tyres / MOVED: CX5 Space Saver Spare Wheel and Surrounding Foam For Sale
« Last Post by Willpower on December 12, 2018, 07:52:28 pm »
This topic has been moved.   Please read the following Forum rules :  http://mazdacx5forums.co.uk/index.php?topic=13.0
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Heating & Ventilation / Re: old storey heater matrix
« Last Post by RichardCX5 on December 12, 2018, 07:52:07 pm »
Hi every one this is my first enquiry, I think this may have been asked before, car purchased May this year 96,000 mls on clock, weather has got colder heater not good. I have flushed several times but not got any better, in fact bloody cold. Can any one recommend a good flushing agent I can purchase, I think I heard of one that may have been acid type. Car has been used for towing caravan 1500 kg and does it great. Now covered 104,000 mls. Any help would be great. Mike P

I had this same problem with my 2014 CX-5 this year - what fixed it for me is a citric acid flush which I read about on other forums.
I gave the heater matrix a good flushing through with water and then blew out the remaining water, then poured in a solution of 1 litre of near-boiling water with 100 grams of food-grade citric acid mixed into it. I left it for ten minutes before flushing out again from the hose in both directions for a few minutes - it's been a week now since I did it and so far the heater is working normally again.

*** NOTE - I did this to my own car at my own risk - I probably wouldn't advise doing this due to the risk of damaging your cooling system or causing a leak in the heater matrix! This is also only a short-term solution as the matrix itself is defective I believe, and corrodes/rusts internally and will continue to do so until it's changed :( **
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CX-5 / MOVED: old storey heater matrix
« Last Post by Willpower on December 12, 2018, 07:49:47 pm »
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Heating & Ventilation / Re: old storey heater matrix
« Last Post by rmvf on December 12, 2018, 06:08:18 pm »
i had my heater matrix changed out on 2012 model due to manufacture fault on it, was still in warranty.
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